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The online student newspaper of Vandegrift High School

Vandegrift Voice

The online student newspaper of Vandegrift High School

Vandegrift Voice


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Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Mccosky

    Q: What Subject(s) do you teach?

    A: I currently teach Physics, but I have previously taught Chemistry, Pre-AP Chemistry, Environmental Systems, and AP Environmental Science

    Q: What made you want to teach that subject?

    A:  I love science and engineering, and I want to try to instill a love of science into others.  Science can be challenging for many students, but I want them to see that science explains those “how” and “why” questions we have asked ourselves since kindergarten.  I want my students to stay curious and never stop questioning “how” and “why”.  I hope that I can help my students stay curious, not be afraid to experiment and learn from the data obtained, and learn that challenge and pushing oneself in new directions leads to growth.

    Q: What made you decide to become a teacher?

    A: I have been interested in teaching since I was a young girl.  I excelled in math and science in high school and was encouraged to “try” engineering when I went to college.  I really enjoyed designing and figuring things out as an engineering student and engineer in industry, and during this time, I had the opportunity to mentor middle school students.  I remember struggling sometimes as a student in high school and was blessed with patient, encouraging Pre-calculus, biology, and French teachers.  During my mentoring time, I once again began to think about teaching and sharing my interest in science with students by pursuing my science teaching certification.  I wanted to help students who struggle with science to also know that they can be successful through determination and hard work

    Q: What is your favorite part of working with high school students?

    A:  I enjoy helping my students and seeing “the light bulb go off” when the grasp a concept.  This is my most favorite part, and it drives me to find new ways to explain things.

    Q: How long have you been a teacher?

    A: This is my 5th year teaching high school science

    Q: What is something your students might not know about you?

    A:  Several of my students now know that I speak French and love France, but my students probably don’t know that I am a first-generation college graduate.  I was the first member of my family to earn a college degree, and I paid for my education through summer employment and through working part-time jobs all through college.  It was difficult, but in the end, I feel I really appreciate my education much more through these challenges.

    Mrs. McCosky

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    Sarah Davis, Sports Center
    Sarah Davis is a senior at Vandegrift this year. She has been on the newspaper and yearbook staff since her sophomore year. She was also the Vandegrift I-reporter for Friday Night Fanstand. Sarah enjoys writing sports stories and is the sports center editor. Sarah wants to attend The University of Alabama and major in communications. Outside of school Sarah like to write, wake-board, and hang out with friends.

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